The Game Awards 2020 Nominees Shows Big Wins for PlayStation

Published: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 13:07 | By: Robert N. Adams
A Showdown for 2020's Biggest Games

The Game Awards 2020 Nominees have been announced and PlayStation exclusives have cleaned up, with The Last of Us 2 and Ghost of Tsushima singled out as games that could be big winners this year.

Geoff Keighley highlighted The Game Awards 2020 nominees on a livestream, detailing 5–6 games for more than two dozen categories. It's been a big year for gaming, and this year's show could be an even bigger year for PlayStation with some of its exclusives securing nominations across multiple categories.

 
 

Check out The Game Awards 2020 Nominees as they were revealed live on YouTube earlier today! After that, we'll detail the full list of nominees for each category.

What Are The Game Awards 2020 Nominees?

This carefully-selected batch of games represents some of the most entertaining and compelling digital experiences released throughout the year. Here are The Game Awards 2020 Nominees!

Game of the Year

  • Doom Eternal
  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • The Last of Us 2

Best Game Direction

  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • The Last of Us 2

Best Narrative

  • 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • The Last of Us 2

Best Art Direction

  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • The Last of Us 2

Best Score and Music

  • Doom Eternal
  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake
  • Hades
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • The Last of Us 2

Best Audio Design

  • Doom Eternal
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Resident Evil 3
  • The Last of Us 2

Best Performance

  • Ashley Johnson as Ellie, The Last of Us 2
  • Laura Bailey as Abby, The Last of Us 2
  • Daisuke Tsuji as Jin Sakai, Ghost of Tsushima
  • Logan Cunningham as Hades, Hades
  • Nadji Jeter as Miles Morales, Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Games For Impact

  • If Found...
  • Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition
  • Spirtfarer
  • Tell Me Why
  • Through the Darkest of Times

Best Ongoing

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • Call of Duty: Warzone
  • Fortnite
  • No Man's Sky

Best Indie

  • Carrion
  • Fall Guys
  • Hades
  • Spelunky 2
  • Spiritfarer

Best Mobile Game

  • Among Us
  • Call of Duty Mobile
  • Genshin Impact
  • Legends of Runeterra
  • Pokemon Cafe Mix

Best Community Support

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • Fall Guys
  • Fortnite
  • No Man's Sky
  • Valorant

Best VR/AR

  • Dreams
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • Marvel's Iron Man
  • Star Wars: Squadrons
  • The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

Innovation in Accessibility

  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Grounded
  • Hyperdot
  • The Last of Us 2
  • Watch Dogs Legion

Best Action

  • Doom Eternal
  • Hades
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • Nioh 2
  • Streets of Rage 4

Best Action/Adventure

  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  • The Last of Us 2

Best Role-Playing

  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake
  • Genshin Impact
  • Persona 5 Royal
  • Wasteland 3
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Best Fighting

  • Granblue Fantasy: Versus
  • Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
  • Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition
  • One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody KNows
  • Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late(CL-R)

Best Family

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time
  • Fall Guys
  • Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
  • Minecraft Dungeons
  • Paper Mario: The Origami King

Best Sim/Strategy

  • Crusader Kings 3
  • Desperados 3
  • Gears Tactics
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • XCOM: Chimera Squad

Best Sports/Racing

  • Dirt 5
  • F1 2020
  • FIFA 21
  • NBA 2K21
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2

Best Multiplayer

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Among Us
  • Call of Duty: Warzone
  • Fall Guys
  • Valorant

Best Debut Game

  • Carrion
  • Mortal Shell
  • Raji: An Ancient Epic
  • Roki
  • Phasmophobia

Content Creator of the Year

  • Alanah Pearce
  • NickMercs
  • TimtheTatman
  • Jay Ann Lopez
  • Valkyrae

Best Esports Game

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Fortnite
  • League of Legends
  • Valorant

Best Esports Athlete

  • Ian “Crimsix” Porter, Call of Duty
  • Heo “Showmaker” Su, League of Legends
  • Kim “Canyon” Geon-bu, League of Legends
  • Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuevas-Castro, Call of Duty
  • Matthieu “ZywOo” Herbaut, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Best Esports Team

  • DAMWON Gaming, League of Legends
  • Dallas Empire, Call of Duty
  • San Francisco Shock, Overwatch League
  • G2 Esports, League of Legends
  • Team Secret, DOTA 2

Best Esports Event

  • BLAST Premier: Spring E2020 European Finals, Counter-Strike; Global Offensive
  • Call of Duty League Championship 2020
  • IEM Katowice 2020, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • League of Legends World Championship 2020
  • Overwatch League Grand Finals 2020

Best Esports Host

  • Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere
  • Alex “Machine” Richardson
  • Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez
  • James “Dash” Patterson
  • Jorien “Sheever” van der Heijden

And that's it for The Game Awards 2020 Nominees! PlayStation is clearly one of the biggest winners this year with an insane amount of overall nominations, although nothing is decided until the votes are counted and tallied up. You can cast your vote The Game Awards 2020 Nominees right now; you'll be able to watch the show live on December 10, 2020.

What do you think of The Game Awards 2020 Nominees? Do you feel any important games got left out this year? Let us know in the comments below!


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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!